Entertainment calendar (July 25-31, 2013)
AN ORGAN concerts series continues at noon Wednesday at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. The concerts are performed on the Tannenberg organ in the auditorium. This week’s concert is by Brennan Szafron, organist and choirmaster of Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C., and an instructor in organ performance at Converse College. Free
CHARLIE WILSON performs rhythm and blues, funk and soul music at 8 p.m. Saturday at White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Comedian Jay Lamont opens. $29.50 and more, plus Ticketmaster fees
A MEN’S VOCAL quintet performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro. Donations will be accepted.
SUMMER BRASS BASH continues 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today and Friday at Paisley IB Magnet School, 1400 Grant Ave., Winston-Salem. The new program is hosted by Elemental Brass Quintet, and it is designed to boost interest in music by giving students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of brass playing and to have fun playing with and for others. Activities include master classes, chamber and ensemble performances and guest artists. Free, www.facebook.com/summerbrassbash
“MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY Evening in the Park” series continues Sunday at National Military Park, N.C. 220 North/Old Battleground Road, Greensboro. Zinc Kings performs bluegrass at 6 p.m., and Mipso performs Americana and folk at 7:15 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
“CELEBRITY BARTENDERS,” a musical fundraiser, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lumina Wine and Beer, 152 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Administrators from the sponsoring Randolph Arts Guild will serve as bartenders. Local musician Jack Gorham will provide music, and patrons may request songs for a donation. Proceeds benefit the arts guild.
“AVENUE Q” will be performed by Theatre Alliance through Sunday at 1047 Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is described as a cross between “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,” with an X rating. It is about the off-the-wall characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues. $16, $14 for students and seniors; $12 for Student Rush tickets before performances; www.wstheatrealliance.org, (800) 838-3006.
FLIGHT FRISBEE dog team gives shows today-Sunday at Tweetsie Railroad, N.C. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Shows are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, with an additional performance at 7 p.m. Saturday. The show is by John Misita and his trainers, who guide dogs through tricks and athletic feats and educate people about pet adoption, pet care, proper nutrition and training. All the canine performers are rescue dogs. Free with admission of $37 for adults, $23 for age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger.
CAROLINA KIDS CLUB continues Wednesday at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Live stage entertainment by Greensboro Children’s Museum begins at 9:30 a.m., and the movie, “The Pagemaster,” is at 10:15 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5, $20 for a five-pack of tickets, 333-2605
“THE GREENEST GREEN,” a puppet show by Heirloom Puppet Theater, will be performed through Aug. 2 at Frank L. Horton Museum, 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Show times are 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The show is about a special Salem visitor and the blue dyer’s dilemma in fulfilling his request. $2, or with an all-in-one ticket for Old Salem, 721-7300, www.oldsalem.org
“ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY” continues through Sept. 2 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The interactive exhibit is based on the “Grossology” children’s book series. Animatronics, interactive learning games and animated characters offer a look at some of the more disgusting things animals do and how blood, vomit, pellets and similar animal products can be fun. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free with museum admission of $12 for age 14-59, $10 for age 60 and older, $9 for age 2-13, free for younger than 2, www.discoveryplace.org
SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro, features the following, all at 7:30 p.m.:
• “Edward Scissorhands” — today;
• “39 Steps” — Monday;
• “Goodfellas” — Tuesday;
• “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” — Wednesday.
$6; $5 for students, seniors, military; 333-2605
A CONTRA dance sponsored by Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers will be held 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. Lessons for newcomers are at 7:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Contra Culture will provide live music. Lindsay Morris will call dances. $7, $5 for full-time students, 272-3245
TRI-CITY SINGLES dance will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. $12, email@example.com
THE GARAGE, 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, features the following:
• Vagabond Saints Society, Police tribute — 9 p.m. Friday, $7 advance, $10 day of show;
• Mutant League, Economy, Zack Mexico — 9 p.m. Saturday; $5;
• The Nervous Ticks — 9 p.m. Sunday, $5.
DURHAM ARTS Council sponsors the following exhibits at its galleries at 120 Morris St.:
• “William Beatty: Roadscapes & Bluescapes” — Allenton Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Stacy Crabill: Big Sugar” — Seaman Gallery through Sept. 8;
• “Nadjib Adebola Assani: Legends of Onile” — Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through Jan. 6.
A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibit by Juan and Diane Villa continues through Wednesday at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Juan is a graduate of Randolph Community College, and he has been a professional photographer since 1989. Diane has a bachelor’s degree in painting from East Carolina University, and she has been graphics supervisor at the North Carolina Zoo since 1994. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 629-0399
“COMMUNITY” continues through Saturday at Delurk Gallery, 207 W. 6th St., Winston-Salem. It features the work of 37 Randolph County-based artists, and works are in a variety of mediums. It is in conjunction with Randolph Arts Guild. It is designed to explore how a diverse grouping of visual art relates to each other. A closing exhibit will be held 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
JEANETTE SHEEHAN’S paintings in watercolors and oils are on exhibit through Sept. 4 by appointment only in the Community and Wellness Center at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, Jamestown. Her paintings are inspired by her travels to Great Britain, New Mexico, Italy, France, Spain and the Bahamas. She has a studio in her home in Pinehurst. To schedule an appointment, call 821-4000.
“SPEAKING IN SPECIES: A North Carolina Perspective” continues through Aug. 18 at Green Hill Center for N.C. Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. The exhibit is composed of works by 27 artists who work in wood. www.greenhillcenter.org
MORTON W. HUBER of High Point shows his photography in the exhibit, “Descendants of the Maya,” through Aug. 30 at the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Initially trained as a biochemist, Huber has created paintings and taken photographs throughout his career. Some of his art training was at Maryland Institute College of Art and New York-Phoenix School of Design, where he was chairman of the department of art. Locally, he has taught at High Point University and Salem College. He has published three books, all illustrated with is art and photography. He has traveled extensively, and the WFU exhibit is composed of 29 photos taken during a trip to Guatemala in 1965.
“MEMORY - Nature and Nurture” continues through Sept. 7 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. The exhibit is composed of works by four female artists who examine memory and its role in nature and nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. They are: Diana Greene of Winston-Salem (photography), Allison Luce of Mooresville (sculpture), Kristi Ryba of St. John’s Island, S.C., (painting) and Kathy Sosa (portraits). www.waterworks.org
“CELEBRATING 50 YEARS of the Museum of Anthropology” continues through Oct. 26 at the museum at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. The retrospective exhibit curated by students includes photos from the archives and artifacts from around the world. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free